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Weddings - Who Pays for What?

When planning a wedding the etiquette question who pays for what is often asked.  In some cases a family tradition is already in place, but if not this etiquette guide should help you plan, who's paying for what?  With weddings in Australia costing an average of around $28,000 it's no wonder, who pays for what is such a pressing question.

In traditional weddings the parents brides family take more of a roll in paying for the wedding, where as in modern weddings the bride and groom contribute more.  This change in trend is likely to have
occurred
because it is not often the bride lives at home until she is married any more and often is living with her future husband.

The lists below are to help you get started and are not a hard and fast rule.  It is important when planning a wedding to take every ones financial situation into consideration.  Try our
budget planner to help guide you wedding spending.



            
           
TRADITIONAL

The Bride
Groom's wedding ring
Gifts for the groom and bridal Party.
Bonbonniere, Wedding Favour

The Groom
The bride's wedding ring.
A wedding gift for the bride.
Gifts for the best man and groomsmen.
Suit hire for himself
Bride's & bridesmaid's bouquets,
the corsages & boutonnieres.
Celebrant & ceremony fees
The honeymoon

The Bride's Family
Newspaper announcement
The Reception
Bridal Gown & accessories
A wedding gift for the bride and groom.
Wedding invitations
Ceremony & Reception flowers
Photographer
Wedding cake

The Groom's Family
Wedding gift for the bride and groom.
Any general expenses they may wish
to contribute.

The Wedding Party
Bride's maids dresses
Hens night given by maid of honour
or bridesmaids.
Bucks night given by best man
or groomsmen.

The Bride and Groom

Gifts of appreciation for those who
helped with your wedding.        

        MODERN

The Bride and Groom
Bide and Groom's wedding ring
Gifts for the bridal attendants.
Gifts for the best man
and groomsmen.
Suit hire for the groom
Bride's & bridesmaid's bouquets,
the corsages & boutonnieres.
Celebrant & ceremony fees
Wedding invitations
Photographer
Wedding cake
Gifts of appreciation
Wedding Cars
Bonbonniere, wedding favour
Bridal Gown & accessories
The honeymoon

The Bride's Family
Newspaper announcement
The Reception Venue and Food
Ceremony & Reception flowers

The Groom's Family
Wedding gift for the
bride and groom.
The Reception Beverages
Any general expenses they
may wish to contribute.

The Wedding Party
Bride’s maids dresses, shoes etc
Groomsmen’s Suits, shoes etc
Hens night given by maid of honour
or bridesmaids.
Bucks night given by best man
or groomsmen.

                     
  

           

                             

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